Admissions

Bluefield University is a Christ-centered campus dedicated to a transformative educational experience for global servant leaders.

An Exceptional Education On-Campus or Online

We believe in and are committed to the liberal arts tradition of education taught by highly qualified professionals. We believe the liberal arts tradition best equips students with the necessary creative, critical, and technical skills they need in a global economy. We are privileged to live and learn amid the scenic beauty of Southwestern Virginia at the base of East River Mountain.

We invite you to join us as a member of our special community of scholars where creativity thrives. Where you can hone your skills for life. Where your spiritual life is nurtured. And where lives are changed. You can take a virtual tour to learn more about what makes BU so special. Schedule a personal visit to campus to see for yourself the advantages of attending Bluefield University. If you’re a working adult or military veteran, our online admissions team can help you through the enrollment process. Whether you’re new to college or pursuing a graduate degree, we think you’ll find a home in our tight-knit community.

A place is waiting for you if you are looking for an affordable and flexible online program, a traditional on-campus experience, professional graduate programs, or Early College classes as a high school student! Begin your transformational journey today.

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Do I only apply once?

  • No. Students must apply each academic year for the fall semester and submit the necessary documents.

Do I have to take the classes specified in the Associate's Degree tracks as they are listed on the information sheet?

  • No. Students may take any of the courses that are offered in a given term.

Where do I find the textbook listing, and where do I purchase the books?

  • Log in to myBU, and under the "Student" tab, you will find a list of the textbooks required (if any) for each course. Students are responsible for purchasing their own textbooks.

How long is a semester?

  • Our semesters are divided into two 8-week terms.

Is there an orientation?

  • Yes. Students can attend an orientation session that explains how to access courses, how to register for classes, and answers other questions.

Where can I find a course description?

Does the student need to take the SAT or ACT in order to take Dual Enrollment classes?

  • No. If a student decides to study at BU full time, BU is currently test-optional for the 2021-2022 admissions cycle.

Are the classes live? Do students need to log in and participate at certain times?

  • Classes are offered online, so a student can log-on and study at their convenience and their own pace. Students have assignments due each week; you can complete your assignments at any point in time before the deadline.

Does an Early College student need to come to campus for anything?

  • No. However, we would love to have you visit our campus if you are interested in continuing with traditional on-campus study. Students who complete their associate's degree have the option to walk at our commencement ceremony.

Are Early College students able to receive Financial Aid?

  • No. However, Early College courses are very affordable compared to other options. The cost for an online Dual Enrollment course is $100 per credit hour.

How do transferring credits work?

  • Each College or University completes a transcript review in order to decide which courses transfer. Sticking to general education classes generally makes transferring credits simple. All Early College courses at Bluefield University are general education classes that should transfer to another accredited institution.

Is an Early College student considered, and treated, as a transfer student when they become a full-time college student if they have earned enough credits to be a Junior?

  • No. Since they have not graduated from high school, they are considered a first-time college student regardless of how many credits transfer. However, by transferring credits when they enroll as a full-time student, they will have to take fewer classes to receive their bachelor's degree, which shortens the length of time to earn the degree.

Can I speak to someone if I have more questions?

  • Yes. Please contact the Office of Admissions by email or you can call them at 276.326.4231